Does mental health in the workplace affect employee engagement?

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ProClinical

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A common mistake made by employers is believing that a great employee engagement strategy will ultimately lead to good levels of employee mental health at work. The only way this would be true is if their engagement strategy had specific systems in place to address employee mental health, an issue of growing importance in the modern workplace. With stress and anxiety levels rising, employers won’t know how to improve employee engagement if they fail to recognise the key role mental health plays in the mix.  

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The relationship between office type and job satisfaction: Testing a multiple mediation model through ease of interaction and well-being

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Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health

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This cross-sectional study investigated the associations between office type (cellular, shared-room, small open-plan, and medium-sized open-plan) and employees’ ease of interaction with coworkers, subjective well-being, and job satisfaction.

A brief survey including measures of office type, ease of interaction with coworkers, subjective well-being, and job satisfaction was sent electronically to 1500 Swedish real-estate agents, 271 of whom returned usable surveys. The data were analyzed using a regression-based serial multiple mediation model (PROCESS Model 6), which tested whether the relationship between office type and job satisfaction would be mediated by ease of interaction and, in turn, subjective well-being.

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Effectiveness of training workplace managers to understand and support the mental health needs of employees: a systematic review and meta-analysis?

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BMJ - 

Gayed A, Milligan-Saville JS, Nicholas J, et al / Occup Environ Med 2018;75:462-470.

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Managers are in an influential position to make decisions that can impact on the mental health and well-being of their employees. As a result, there is an increasing trend for organisations to provide managers with training in how to reduce work-based mental health risk factors for their employees. 

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